Events in the National Capital Region


10 juin à 19h30
MacKay United Church, (39 Dufferin road)
Entrée: $20
Concert entièrement en français.

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DATE: Friday 12May to Sunday 14May Wakefield Québec

A gathering of great French and English writers from Québec, Ontario and beyond.  We open up with the audacious Friday evening Pub sCrawl at 7pm featuring spoken word artists Queen Ka and Ian Keteku, as well as though provoking writers Jasmine Aziz and jia qing wilson-yang.

Saturday we go In Conversation at noon with Dr Monia Mazigh and Phil Jenkins, followed by workshops with Terry Fallis and Laure Gough.  That evening at 7pm, the gala English Tête à Tête with Heather O’Neill and Terry Fallis.

Sunday the gala French La Pêche des Mot with authors, poets and musicians Guy Jean, Catherine Veilleux, Nicolas Dickner, Patrick Nicol, Julie Huard et Louise Poirier is at noon, Geneviève Duong and Christian Quesnel with their dazzling multimedia Chaos Lab at 3pm. The Festival closes  with the 5 à 7 In Other Words with Innu poet Natasha Kanapé Fontaine, author Catherine Leroux and the Canadian rock star of translation Lazer Lederhendler. and


La Sociologue et l’ourson”, is a French documentary which will be screened at the Beaubien cinema in Montreal on the 7th of April. The event will be held with the two co-directors as well as the sociologist Irene Théry. 

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Friday, February 17, 2017
5pm – 10pm
St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts, 310 St. Patrick Street (Cumberland Entrance)
Art Exhibit and Panel Discussion “Afrofuturism and the NeoGriot” (7pm-9pm)
 will feature innovative African Canadian visual artists like Kalkidan Assefa, Allan Andre and Komi Olaf from Ottawa, street artist Maliciouz from Montreal, Toronto’s Quentin VerCetty, and more! goes from 7-9 PM. Admission is free for both Exhibit and Panel. /

Saturday, February 18, 2017
7pm – 10pm
St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts, 310 St. Patrick Street
Special concert of live music, song & spoken word 
with Malik & The O.G’s ft. Angelique Francis, zouk singing sensation, Magdala, World Slam Champion and acclaimed cine-poet, Ian Keteku, Montreal’s spoken word whirling dervish, Tanya Evanson, multi-talented performance poet/visual artist Komi Olaf, Ottawa Women’s Slam Championship feature Sarah Musa, and rising star singer-songwriter Doressa.Admission is $7 students, $10 general.
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Saturday, February 18, 2017
6:00 pm
2nd Floor, River building, Carleton University
Popular Resistance in Africa and International Solidarity: A Conversation with Professor Horace G. Campbell.  Hosted by CBC’s Adrian Harewood. 
The presentation will be followed by a wine & cheese reception, and musical entertainment by steelpan soloist Dejehan “Lucky Stickz” Hamilton. Free admission. About the Keynote Speaker:  Horace G. Campbell is a Professor of African American Studies and Political Science at Syracuse University.  In 2016/2017, he was given the prestigious appointment of Kwame Nkrumah Chair in African Studies at the University of Ghana.  Well known in his dual role as both an academic and activist, Dr. Campbell is reputed for his determined efforts to provide alternative perspectives to the mainstream narratives that frame discussions on international affairs. He has also published extensively on a range of topics related to the comparative politics of Africa and the Caribbean, African international relations, pan Africanism, peace studies, and political economy.  His publications include Global NATO and the catastrophic Failure in Libya (2013), Barack Obama and 21st Century Politics (2010), Pan Africanism, Pan Africanists, and African Liberation in the 21st Century (2006), Reclaiming Zimbabwe (2003), Tanzania and the IMF (1992), and Rasta and Resistance: From Marcus Garvey to Walter Rodney (1987). Event presented by: Institute of African Studies (Carleton University)and History Watch Project.
Contact: Prof. A. Diptee –

Saturday, February 18, 2017
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Breakthrough Christian Ministries, 1485 Triole Street, Ottawa
Culture Fiesta. 
Breakthrough Christian Ministries is marking Black History Month with its annual Culture Fiesta and welcomes the community to attend as we celebrate Canada 150 with profiles of Black Canadian achievers, gospel music, and food tasting. Admission: $20. More info: 613-292-2158 or

Saturday, February 18, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 82 Kent Street, Ottawa, ON K1P 5N9
Celebrating Young Minds with Canada’s Poet Laureate. 
With over 100 years of promoting public literacy and academic engagement, St. Andrew’s welcomes George Elliott Clarke, Canada’s Poet Laureate, who will read from his works and present special awards to elementary students from community schools who have participated in a special St. Andrew’s Canada 150 poetry and prose contest. Join us for this inspiring evening with a new generation of poets and artists. Admission is free and event is open to all ages.
For more info: Denise Siele at or 613.276.3274

Saturday February 18, 2017 
6:30 pm
Ottawa Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2200 Benjamin Ave. (Off Woodroffe and Hwy 417). Parking is free.
Gospel Concert : “People Get Ready” 
– A Celebration of the Journey of African people’s  through Negro Spirituals, Contemporary Gospel music and spoken word.Admission: Free; Donations towards a charitable organization will be collected. For more info:  or 613-728-3558

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Ottawa Pianos (1412 Bank Street)
Pianist John Dapaah performance With Trio. Tickets $25 (limited availability – about 45)

Saturday, February 18, 2017
Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive
SLOA presents gala celebrating Saint Lucia’s 38th Year of Independence.

Details TBC

Saturday, February 18, 2017
8:00 p.m.
Algonquin Commons Theatre (1385 Woodroffe Avenue BLDG. E)
Odyssey Showcase presents: The Gift of Jazz.
 From the cotton fields to the early roots of Gospel music to the contemporary jazz sounds of today, The Gift of Jazz celebrates the courage, determination, grace and unrelenting spirit of men and women who overcame incredible challenges and reflects the history, impact and contributions of these performers on the world of Jazz. Cover charge: $25 (service charges apply). Contact: Linda Casselman, (613)-321-2066 / /



Présenté par le Conseil de la communauté noire de Gatineau (

Au programme d’aujourd’hui, vendredi 17 février à 20 h 00 :

Pièce de théâtre ”Rendez-vous Lakay”

Salle des Fêtes de la Maison du citoyen, 25 rue Laurier

À l’annonce de la mort de leur père, Joséphine et Suzette sont envoyées par leur mère en voyage en Haïti pour enterrer un homme qu’elles ont à peine connu… Joséphine, qui a conservé quelques bribes de souvenirs de son père, peine à gérer son anxiété. Suzette, elle, ne se souvient presque plus de son père et considère ce voyage comme une bonne occasion de partir en vacances tous frais payés. Mais l’expérience que les deux sœurs vont vivre en Haïti va se révéler plus émouvante qu’elles ne le pensent…
La talentueuse auteure et interprète Djennie Laguerre transporte le public avec elle en Haïti pour un voyage initiatique qui mêle humour, tradition orale et danse traditionnelle haïtienne. Une expérience unique qui nous fait voyager bien au-delà des clichés… Rendez-vous with Home –

Rendez-vous Lakay est mis en scène par Rhoma Spencer et chorégraphié par Sarah Rénéque.
Coût : 20$
Renseignements et billets : (613) 700-2296
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Samedi 18 février
Journée Noirs-Si-Sons

10 h 30 Michel-Ange Hyppolite | contes haïtiens (Bibliothèque)

11 h 30 Ouverture de la foire | musique d’ambiance avec DJ Papus
11 h 30 Maquilleuse, sculpteure de ballons et personnage ambulant (Fêtes en Boîtes)
11 h 30 Dinorah Catzalco accueille les familles à la Galerie Montcalm pour du bricolage et la visite de son exposition « l’Axe du Monde »

11 h 50 Diarra Konate & Sébastien Cimpaye | animateurs

12 h 00 Quatuor Despax | musique classique (violons)

12 h 30 Rachelle Muller | chansons haïtiennes

12 h 40 Igitego | folklore rwandais

12 h 50 Allocutions officielles

Remise de certificats de reconnaissance à des jeunes de la communauté noire

13 h 05 DJ Papus | musique afro-monde

13 h 15 Mayannah & Sloan Tchakoutio | danse ballet jazz et claquettes

13 h 30 Dendê Do Recife | danse capoeira

13 h 50 Tumba-Na-Rumba | animation de danses africaines

14 h 00 Yao | hip-hop & slam

14 h 35 Tirage prix de présence | Courtoisie des exposants

14 h 40 Cobra du Mandingue | rythmes et danses guinéennes

15 h 00 Remerciements et fin | animateurs

Restauration sur place du : Bénin; Sénégal; Mali; Rwanda; Haïti; Congo

Exposants : AfriArt Canada; Atelier Artisanat Aalu-Haïti; Carrefour Beauté; Chéri & Co.; Collège la Cité; Communauté congolaise, Convergence Culturelle Africaine; Conseil de la communauté noire de Gatineau; Éditions Alnéus; Éduc. Enfance International; Elisha Cosmétiques, Etnik Accessoires et Wally Access; Kalula Kalambay; Kamm Therapy; Katalayi Design; Netsuka; Sorozana; Univers Karité; Yao Musique; Diversité Culturelle de la Ville de Gatineau.

De 18 h 30 à 21 h
Conférence-débat : Les jeunes racialisés & le système judiciaire canadien
Salle des Fêtes de la Maison du citoyen, 25 rue Laurier

Dimanche le 19 février 2017
Carnaval soleil polaire et Mini 2 km

Les enfants, accompagnés de leurs parents, sont invités à participer à ce parcours amusant de 2 km. Seul parcours non-chronométré de l’événement Gatineau Loppet, tous y participent pour le plaisir de faire une activité de plein air, en famille. Heure de départ: dimanche 19 février 2017 à 12 h 00
Tout comme les adultes, les enfants doivent récupérer leur dossard au Salon du ski de fond, dans l’école secondaire Mont-Bleu soit le vendredi 17 février de 17 h 30 à 21 h, le samedi 18 février de 6 h 30 à 15 h ou le dimanche de 7 h à 11 h.

Courez la chance de GAGNER un certificat cadeau de 250 $ chez SPORT ÉCHANGE OUTAOUAIS une générosité de Connexion Jeunesse Canada Afrique et du Conseil de la communauté noire de Gatineau en nous envoyant une photo de vous avec votre famille au Carnaval Soleil Polaire à l’adresse



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Date: Thursday, march 24th,  2016,  8:30pm
Location: at the Alumni Auditorium of the University of Ottawa  
(85, rue de l’Université, pièce 014 du Centre Universitaire Jock Turcot)

The Embassy of Switzerland in Ottawa has the pleasure to participate in the month of the Francophonie of the University in Ottawa and to present the play : « Le Voyage d’Eugénie ou l’embarquement pour Cythère » (will be played in French) of the Swiss author Alboran
The one and only performance of this play in Ottawa, after Geneva, Vancouver and Atlanta! with Anne-Lise Fritsch Directed by Pascale Rocard Scenography Gilles Vuissoz

“Le voyage d’Eugénie ou l’embarquement pour Cythère” from Alboran, Swiss author, is a hide-and-seek game with the end of life and a thumb-up-your-nose at boredom: to overcome her loneliness Eugenie travels! Back from Greece, here she is, eager to tell us about her journey. She draws a picture of her senior companions, sometimes funny, sometimes tender but also cruel. If Eugenie asks the right questions, her answers often resemble those clocks that have stopped working and give the correct time only twice a day: should she hurry to make the most out of life? Or in the contrary, slow down at the risk of getting bored? Reality? Fiction? Real life or fantasy? Has Eugenie come back from the Greek island of Cythère or does she continue the journey of life in order to thwart the Final Journey?

Tickets are free of charge! A reception will be offered after the play.

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Date: November 26th, 2015 at 6pm

Place: National Gallery of Canada, 380, Sussex Drive, Ottawa K1N 9N4

In collaboration with the French Embassy in Canada, we cordially invite you to a lecture in French by Xavier Rey of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris and an Impressionism specialist. Rey will highlight the position of Monet within Impressionism, and address the characteristics of this particular style.

Followed by a reception offered by the French Embassy in Canada in the Water Court Foyer, just outside the Auditorium.

Free admission!

In French: English simultaneous interpretation available if you make the request to before November 20, 2015.

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Date: Saturday and Sunday, October 24 and 25, 2015

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience the true tango culture of Argentina right here in Ottawa!

During this weekend, there will be a premiere performance by the Alejandro Ziegler Quartet from Buenos Aires, in Ottawa! They are an authentic tango orchestra that interpret in their unique style, the music of the Golden Age of Tango. Furthermore, we will have the great honor of hosting Pablo Pugliese and Noel Strazza, excellent Argentine tango teachers and performers, also originally from Argentina! Come dance and learn from the Argentinian greats!

The Grand Bal Milonga starts at 8:00pm, Sunday, 25th of October, live music from 9 pm onwards, at Siempre Tango – 317 Chapel St. at Laurier Ave. Pablo and Noel will also be giving us a performance during the evening. Tickets, are $30 in advance, from Laurier Chabot, 613-406-7111 or by email money transfer: Or $35 at the door.
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There will be a beginners workshop by Noel Strazza and Pablo Pugliese taking place on Saturday evening the 24th and for the more advanced on Sat and Sunday afternoon the 24-25th, in preparation for the main event.
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Date: Saturday, September 26, 2015 – from 10:30am to 2:30pm
Location: Glebe Collegiate Institute, 212 Glebe Ave., K1S-2C9 Ottawa, ON
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Building on the success of the 2014 edition, the day-long event will feature a series of mini-language classes and booth displays. This is a unique occasion for language students, learners and enthusiasts to experience first-hand the wealth of Europe’s linguistic heritage.

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Impressions de France – Caroline Leonardelli harpe Julie Nesrallah mezzo soprano.

The event is being presented by the artists Caroline Leonardelli and Julie Nesrallah Impressions de France is a classical harp recital with French songs.

The performance celebrates the beginnings of the concert harp that was developed in France and the first composers and performers from the Paris Conservatory.

Date: Sunday, March 8th, 2015 – 3pm

Location: Southminster United Church (Bank St / Ottawa South)

Tickets: General admission $20 and Students $10.

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Starting this Thursday, November 13th, you can take a tour of the European Union with the silver screen: 27 films and 23 languages over 18 days!

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Organized by Odyssey Theater

Odyssey Theatre

This year’s show, The Financier (Turcaret) by Alain-René Lesage, original translation by Joanne Miller and Laurie Steven, sees the return of founder and artistic director, Laurie Steven directing in the park for the first time since 2005.

This comedic fiasco explores Turcaret, a loan shark and a tax collector, whose sly dealings catch up with him. A menagerie of cash-hungry swindlers prey on each other, exposing themselves as slaves to passion, excess, and artifice. Only the most single-minded, the most cunning, and the most charming will survive.

Once again Odyssey Theatre presents a play that explores physicality, music, dance and luxurious mask, with each element contributing to bringing this spicy play to life in Odyssey’s unique style.

Dates: July 24th to August 24th, Tuesday through to Sunday at 8pm. Pay-what-you-can matinees will be held Saturday and Sunday at 3pm.

Location: Strathcona Park

Tickets: $9 – $24 online through, by going to, phone at 613-232-8407, or email Tickets will also be available at the door for $26.

Tickets are also on sale for Odyssey Theatre’s youth matinees taking place on August 6th and 13th. This year’s production is Wind in the Willows by the Rag and Bone Puppet Theatre.


Odyssey Theatre, 2 Daly Ave, Ottawa, ON, K1N 6E2

Cell: 613.323.6169 |  Tel: 613.232.8407 | Fax: 613.564.4428


Organized by Théâtre Action


Théâtre d’Action is pleased to cordially invite you to the 17th edition of Festival Théâtre Action en Milieu Scolaire (FTAMS) to be held from April 10th to April 12th 2014.

This year’s edition theme is: “Briser le silence” and you will discover an extreme diversity of activities.

Dates: available from April 10th to April 12th, 2014

Location: campus de l’Université d’Ottawa et à l’ESP De La Salle d’Ottawa


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